Danica Spadafora, registered psychotherapist (qualifying), affordable therapist

Danica Spadafora

She/Her

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In Person Therapy BurlingtonVirtual Therapy

Session Fees:

$115+HST for Affordable Individual Therapy and Teen Therapy.

Danica also offers reduced rate services on a case by case basis. Please inquire for further details.

Supporting Ages:

Adults 18+Teens 12-17

Languages Spoken:

English

Service Type:

Affordable Individual TherapyIndividual TherapyTherapy for Teens

Danica Spadafora

She/Her

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In Person Therapy BurlingtonVirtual Therapy

Particular Areas of Focus:

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Emotion Regulation, Youth Challenges, Stress, Self-Esteem, Relationship ad Family Challenges

Hello, and welcome to my profile! I’m really looking forward to getting to know each of you. My background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education, which have deeply influenced my approach to mental health and fueled my passion for helping others.

In my practice, empathy and compassion are at the heart of everything I do. I aim to provide a welcoming, warm, and judgement-free space for all my clients. I don’t believe in a one- size-fits-all approach to therapy. Instead, I see our work together as a partnership, built on trust and respect, where we collaborate to find the paths that best suit you.

I truly believe that everyone is the master of their own life and that everyone has the ability to change and grow. My job is to help you feel empowered to make choices that enhance your personal and emotional well-being.

In our sessions, we’ll work on building self-awareness and resilience, equipping you with the skills to handle whatever life throws your way. My goal is to create a supportive environment that not only backs you up but also encourages you to explore and grow personally, leading to a more satisfying life. Through this supportive and collaborative approach, I am dedicated to helping you develop the tools you need to flourish, adapt, and find greater happiness in your life. Welcome to the first step in your own journey!

More About Me:

Hello, I’m Danica! I reside in Halton. Before transitioning into psychotherapy, I spent meaningful years as an elementary teacher. That experience taught me invaluable lessons in empathy, communication, and resilience, which I bring into my practice. I have always harboured a deep love for psychology and helping others navigate life’s complexities.

Outside of my professional pursuits, I enjoy the company of my tuxedo cat. Her presence is a constant source of joy and comfort, reminding me daily of the importance of connection and compassion in our lives.

I find solace and inspiration in travelling, immersing myself in diverse cultures, and embracing new experiences. In my free time, you’ll likely find me antique shopping, sampling different cuisines, or simply enjoying the outdoors. These activities not only bring me joy but also serve as reminders of the richness and diversity of life.

Academic Stress, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism, Behaviour Challenges, BIPOC Experiences, Body Image Concerns, Borderline Personality, Boundaries, Break Ups, Bullying, Burn Out, Career Stress, Co-Parenting, Codependency, Communication, Cross Cultural Challenges, Death, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Emotion Regulation, Family Relationships, Friend Relationships, Grief, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Loss, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Personal Identity/Growth, Self Esteem/Self Worth, Social Anxiety, Stress, Suicidal Ideation
Anti-Oppressive, Attachment Based Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialogic/Collaborative Therapy, Family Systems, Humanistic, Integrative, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Therapy, Strengths Based

Experience


  • 8 years experience working as an elementary teacher across Halton region.
  • Experience creating and implementing individualized education plans for students with diverse learning needs.

Education


  • Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (in progress), Yorkville University
  • Masters of Science in Education, Niagara University, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Brock University
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